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1984 Pittsburgh Steelers season
Head Coach Chuck Noll
Home Field Three Rivers Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Place 1st AFC Central
Playoff Finish Lost to Miami Dolphins in AFC Championship Game
Pro Bowlers LB Robin Cole
WR Louis Lipps
LB Mike Merriweather
WR John Stallworth
C Mike Webster
Team MVP John Stallworth
Team ROY Louis Lipps
Timeline
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1983 1985

Offseason Edit





Regular season Edit

Schedule Edit

Week Date Opponent Location Time (ET) TV Result Record
1 Sunday September 2 Kansas City Chiefs Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC L 37–27 0–1
2 Thursday September 6 at New York Jets Giants Stadium 9:00 pm ABC W 23–17 1–1
3 Sunday September 16 Los Angeles Rams Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm CBS W 24–14 2–1
4 Sunday September 23 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Municipal Stadium 1:00 pm NBC L 20–10 2–2
5 Monday October 1 Cincinnati Bengals Three Rivers Stadium 9:00 pm ABC W 38–17 3–2
6 Sunday October 7 Miami Dolphins Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC L 31–7 3–3
7 Sunday October 14 at San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park 4:00 pm NBC W 20–17 4–3
8 Sunday October 21 at Indianapolis Colts Hoosier Dome 1:00 pm NBC L 17–16 4–4
9 Sunday October 28 Atlanta Falcons Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm CBS W 35–10 5–4
10 Sunday November 4 Houston Oilers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 35–7 6–4
11 Sunday November 11 at Cincinnati Bengals Riverfront Stadium 1:00 pm NBC L 22–20 6–5
12 Monday November 19 at New Orleans Saints Louisiana Superdome 9:00 pm ABC L 27–24 6–6
13 Sunday November 25 San Diego Chargers Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 52–24 7–6
14 Sunday December 2 at Houston Oilers Astrodome 1:00 pm NBC L 23–20 (OT) 7–7
15 Sunday December 9 Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium 1:00 pm NBC W 23–20 8–7
16 Sunday December 16 at Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 4:00 pm NBC W 13–7 9–7

Game summaries Edit

Week 1 (Sunday September 2, 1984): vs. Kansas City Chiefs Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 7 17 13 0 37
Steelers 3 14 3 7 27



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

  • Kansas City – Blackledge 1 run (Lowery kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 30
  • Kansas City – FG Lowery 37
  • Kansas CIty – Brown 3 run (Lowery kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lipps 80 pass from Woodley (Anderson kick)
  • Kansas City – Brown 6 run (Lowery kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Stallworth 29 pass from Woodley (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 47
  • Kansas City – Paige 22 pass from Blackledge (Lowery kick)
  • Kansas City – FG Lowery 47
  • Kansas City – FG Lowery 37
  • PIttsburgh – Lipps 21 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)

Week 2 (Thursday September 6, 1984): at New York Jets Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 6 7 3 23
Jets 0 7 10 0 17



at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Lipps 6 pass form Woodley (Anderson kick)
  • New York Jets – Walker 14 pass from Ryan (Leahy kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 32
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 43
  • New York Jets – Humphrey 97 kickoff return (Leahy kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Thompson 3 pass from Woodley (Anderson kick)
  • New York Jets – FG Leahy 52
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 27

Week 3 (Sunday September 16, 1984): vs. Los Angeles Rams Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 0 7 0 14
Steelers 0 14 3 7 24



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EDT
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 58,104
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV announcers: (CBS) Jim Hill (play by play), John Dockery (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

Week 4 (Sunday September 23, 1984): at Cleveland Browns Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 3 0 10
Browns 0 0 10 10 20



at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – Washington 69 interception return (Anderson kick)
  • Cleveland – FG Bahr 18
  • Cleveland – Green 44 pass from McDonald (Bahr kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 46
  • Cleveland – Harris 3 pass from McDonald (Bahr kick)
  • Cleveland – FG Bahr 48

Week 5 (Monday October 1, 1984): vs. Cincinnati Bengals Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 10 0 7 17
Steelers 0 14 10 14 38



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 6 (Sunday October 7, 1984): vs. Miami Dolphins Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 21 3 7 31
Steelers 0 0 7 0 7



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

  • Miami – Hardy 3 pass from Marino (von Schamann kick)
  • Miami – Rose 34 pass from Marino (von Schamann kick)
  • Miami – Baumhower 21 fumble return (von Schamann kick)
  • Miami – FG von Schamann 37
  • Pittsburgh – Pollard 1 run (Anderson kick)
  • Miami – Bennett 1 run (von Schamann kick)

Week 7 (Sunday October 14, 1984): at San Francisco 49ers Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 3 0 10 20
49ers 0 7 0 10 17



at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

This was the one game the eventual Super Bowl champion 49ers lost during the 1984 season.

Scoring Drives:

Week 8 (Sunday October 21, 1984): at Indianapolis Colts Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 10 0 3 16
Colts 0 0 0 17 17



at Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EDT
  • Game weather: Dome
  • Game attendance: 60,026
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Gary Gerould (play by play), Dave Rowe (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 53
  • Pittsburgh – Lipps 62 pass from Woodley (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 25
  • Indianapolis – FG Allegre 41
  • Indianapolis – Moore 8 run (Allegre kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 43
  • Indianapolis – Butler 54 pass from Pagel (Allegre kick)

Week 9 (Sunday October 28, 1984): vs. Atlanta Falcons Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 3 0 7 10
Steelers 7 7 14 7 35



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 10 (Sunday November 4, 1984): vs. Houston Oilers Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 0 7 0 7
Steelers 7 14 14 0 35



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 11 (Sunday November 11, 1984): at Cincinnati Bengals Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 13 0 7 20
Bengals 3 0 12 7 22



at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 52,497
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Charlie Jones (play by play), Bob Griese (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Cincinnati – FG Breech 21
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 47
  • Pittsburgh – Malone 1 run (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 21
  • Cincinnati – Brooks 24 run (run failed)
  • Cincinnati – FG Breech 42
  • Cincinnati – FG Breech 28
  • Pittsburgh – Lipps 36 run (Anderson kick)
  • Cincinnati – Kinnebrew 3 run (Breech kick)

Week 12 (Monday November 19, 1984): at New Orleans Saints Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 14 0 10 24
Saints 3 10 0 14 27



at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Scoring Drives:

  • New Orleans – FG Andersen 27
  • Pittsburgh – Lipps 76 punt return (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Stallworth 14 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
  • New Orleans – FG Andersen 32
  • New Orleans – Hardy 28 pass from Todd (Andersen kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 21
  • New Orleans – Miller 21 pass from Todd (Andersen kick)
  • New Orleans – Winston 47 interception return (Andersen kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lipps 25 pass from Campbell (Anderson kick)

Week 13 (Sunday November 25, 1984): vs. San Diego Chargers Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 10 7 7 24
Steelers 3 21 21 7 52



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scoring Drives:

Week 14 (Sunday December 2, 1984): at Houston Oilers Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 0 10 7 20
Oilers 3 10 0 7 23



at Astrodome, Houston, Texas

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather: Dome
  • Game attendance: 39,786
  • Referee: Gene Barth
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Phil Stone (play by play), John Brodie (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 32
  • Houston – FG Cooper 19
  • Houston – FG Cooper 38
  • Houston – Dressel 5 pass from Moon (Cooper kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Thompson 5 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 24
  • Houston – Edwards 5 run (Cooper kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lipps 7 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
  • Houston – FG Cooper 30

Week 15 (Sunday December 9, 1984): vs. Cleveland Browns Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 3 10 0 7 20
Steelers 7 10 3 3 23



at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 55,825
  • Referee: Fred Wyant
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Don Criqui (play by play), Bob Trumpy (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Cleveland – FG Bahr 29
  • PIttsburgh – Lipps 61 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 40
  • Cleveland – FG Bahr 49
  • Pittsburgh – Pollard 1 run (Anderson kick)
  • Cleveland – Feacher 16 pass from McDonald (Bahr kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 22
  • Cleveland – McDonald 3 run (Bahr kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 34

Week 16 (Sunday December 16, 1984): at Los Angeles Raiders Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 0 0 10 13
Raiders 0 0 0 7 7



at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

  • Game time: 4:00 pm EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 83,056
  • Referee: Red Cashion
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Marv Albert (play by play), John Brodie (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 26
  • Pittsburgh – Pollard 1 run (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 37
  • Los Angeles Raiders – Williams 2 pass from Plunkett (Bahr kick)

StandingsEdit

AFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 .563 387 310 W-2
Cincinnati Bengals 8 8 0 .500 339 339 W-4
Cleveland Browns 5 11 0 .313 250 297 W-1
Houston Oilers 3 13 0 .188 240 437 L-2

PlayoffsEdit

Game summaries Edit

AFC Divisional Playoff (Sunday December 30, 1984): at Denver Broncos Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 10 7 7 24
Broncos 7 0 10 0 17



at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

  • Game time: 4:00 pm EST
  • Game weather:
  • Game attendance: 74,981
  • Referee: Fred Wyant
  • TV announcers: (NBC) Dick Enberg (play by play), Merlin Olsen (color commentator)

Scoring Drives:

  • Denver – Wright 9 pass from Elway (Karlis kick)
  • Pittsburgh – FG Anderson 28
  • Pittsburgh – Pollard 1 run (Anderson kick)
  • Denver – FG Karlis 21
  • Denver – Watson 20 pass from Elway (Karlis kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Lipps 10 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Pollard 2 run (Anderson kick)

AFC Championship Game (Sunday January 6, 1985): at Miami Dolphins Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 7 7 28
Dolphins 7 17 14 7 45



at Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

Scoring Drives:

  • Miami – Clayton 40 pass from Marino (von Schamann kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Erenberg 7 run (Anderson kick)
  • Miami – FG von Schamann 26
  • Pittsburgh – Stallworth 65 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
  • Miami – Duper 41 pass from Marino (von Schamann kick)
  • Miami – Nathan 2 run (von Schamann kick)
  • Miami – Duper 36 pass from Marino (von Schamann kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Stallworth 19 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)
  • Miami – Bennett 1 run (von Schamann kick)
  • Miami – Moore 6 pass from Marino (von Schamann kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Capers 29 pass from Malone (Anderson kick)

Honors and awards Edit

References Edit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit LA Rams
Miami Houston LA Raiders Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
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